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Hellen Marsue (Leniger) Ford

November 25, 1953 — January 1, 2023

Sperry, OK

Hellen Marsue (Leniger) Ford

Family arranged memorial services for Marsue (Leniger) Ford, 69, of Sperry, OK, were held Friday, January 6, 2023, at Sperry Christian Church in Sperry, OK. Pastor Adam Stang officiated.

Marsue, was born November 25, 1953, to Robert Ross May and Hellen Audren (Nelson) Evans. She passed away January 1, 2023, in Tulsa, OK.

Marsue married her husband, Lonnie Ford, almost 45 years ago on July 9, 1978. They enjoyed swing dancing together. She was a tiny stubborn woman with a huge impact on everyone who entered her life. Marsue dedicated her life to her kids and grandkids. Her love for people was her best quality, so much so that she had dozens if not hundreds of people that called her mom. She never met a stranger, and everyone was family.

She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Ford; children, Arra Ford, Natosha Neveu and husband, Aaron, Nathan Ford, Stasha Blankenship and husband, JJ, Wayne Ford and wife, Rebecca, Montanna Blevins and husband, Mike, Rocky Milligan, and Johnny Milligan; 40 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Vicki Shimanek and husband, Curtis, Cora Miller and husband, Mike, Evelyn Miller, and Harold Leniger; 14 nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yulanda Milligan; grandson, Devin Derusseau; mother, Hellen Leniger; grandmother, Myrtle Lafavore; brothers, Cecil Leniger and Robert May; niece, Brandy Leniger; daughter-in-law, Toni Wills; father-in-law, Dale Ford; mother-in-law, Doris Ford; grandmother-in-law, Lonnie King; brothers-in-law, Duane Ford and Jerry McFarland; and sister-in-law, Kay Ford.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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